Posted by Thorfinn Tait Cartography; copyright to him and to Bruce Heard for the World of Calidar. This is a sneak peak and will likely be tweaked for the finished product, but we’re giving you a special look at the kind of things to expect!
Bruce Heard says that the trailer of the upcoming movie Leviathan uses very similar concepts to things in the World of Calidar. Read about it here.
In Canada, we call it Remembrance Day. In Britain, it’s Armistice Day. In the US, it’s Veteran’s Day. Warfare is a part of our experience and we are honouring that this month. If you want to submit your tales of great space battles, weapons of warfare, or battle ships, see our Submission Guidelines.
AuldDragon continues his series on the ships of Mystara, adapted for the Spelljammer setting.
The Toy Soldier Saga is still taking a hiatus during November due to another writing project which has demanded my immediate attention. Sorry about that folks!
Most of us know him as a brilliantly talented artist and we use his work extensively throughout the fanzine, but he’s also applying his creative mind to character profiles, which we will be including. We also have some new art of his to show you!
In the interests of the theme, we’ll be digging some stuff out of the vaults of the Beyond the Moons website, especially the work of Paul (GM) Westermeyer!
Deryn continues to create his vast and involved spheres for our French-speaking Spelljammer fans! We will occasionally post links to his vastly creative blog and he’ll be posting stuff for us as well.
Join us in our voyage through the stars!
By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor
5th level D&D 2nd edition adventure; includes a new ship!
From the World of Calidar: more information at this link.
Released on Thorfinn Tait’s Cartography Google+ account, July 13, 2014 & reprinted:
Alorea concept art.
One of Calidar’s three moons, and the twin of Kragdûr, Alorea is the home world of Calidar’s elves, and also gnomes.
The entire moon is forested, with some inland seas. Conservation is a number one priority for the elves.
There are a number of different clans, but the Sòldor hold most of the power, controlling the other clans and indeed the moon itself through an academy called the Tòrr-Gàrraidh. Originally founded by the Tolarin to manage the moon’s forests, the Tòrr-Gàrraidh has now become a sinister name for the ruling Sòldor junta.
Alorea’s gnomes were subjugated by the Tòrr-Gàrraidh centuries ago, and are now used as slaves, kept in line by a magical form of torture.
Alorea has already made an appearance in Melchia’s story arc (“The Spy”) in Under the Great Vault.